Aug 8, 2014 23:20 Saints camp tidbits for August 6, 2014 Saints camp tidbits for August 6, 2014 Ramon Antonio Vargas| email@example.com Aug. 08, 2014 Comments On the bubble: Austin Johnson Position: Fullback Years in the NFL: 1 Acquired: Free agency (2012) College: Tennessee Career highlights: Johnson spent the 2013 season on and off the Saints practice squad, working at fullback. After spending his first two seasons in college at fullback, he moved to linebacker, racking up 126 total tackles and five interceptions. Strengths: He has consistently caught passes out of the backfield. Must improve on: He’s an adequate lead run blocker, but improvement would boost his roster hopes. Projection: He’s still a long shot. He had an opportunity with Erik Lorig injured, but the Saints then signed free agent Greg Jones. Say what? “It felt good to be wanted. It felt good to know where your future is going to be. For someone like me, that means a lot.” — Saints TE Jimmy Graham, on recently getting a four-year, $40 million extension “I get it. It’s about you. Go ahead.” — Saints DE Cameron Jordan, light-heartedly teasing a reporter who interrupted an answer at the podium Roster spotlight: Tight ends On solid ground: Jimmy Graham, Benjamin Watson Work to do: Josh Hill Plenty to prove: Nic Jacobs, Je’Ron Hamm, Richard Quinn Camp developments: Focusing on those with plenty to prove, Jacobs and Hamm (injured) have had their moments catching passes in traffic, but there haven’t been many. Quinn’s a late addition. Injury report Did not participate: QB Drew Brees, CB Champ Bailey, CB Terrence Frederick, WR Kenny Stills, WR Andy Tanner, FB Erik Lorig, LG Ben Grubbs, RG Jahri Evans, TE Je’Ron Hamm, DT John Jenkins, LB Victor Butler Limited: S Jairus Byrd Next three up THURSDAY: Travel to St. Louis FRIDAY’S PRESESAON GAME: 7 p.m. at St. Louis SATURDAY: Off Until Aug. 13, practices are held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.